Listen: Purdue, Ravens, Kansas City discussed on Mark Belling
"Browns. And the Baltimore Ravens. This game is meaningful for the ravens who are hot team. The ravens are at home in their favored by five and a half. That would mean if you would take the ravens they need to win by six or more. You want to hear the line and anything else? Yes. The chargers game. The charges in the Broncos that games in Denver. The LA chargers are favored on the road by six and a half who had quite a few. It is quite a few. The other one that bothers a couple, but how about the Steelers game Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. Steelers in the most confusing not of the year Paul's pick four against every week disease. It back in the Steelers favored of that game by fourteen and a half at home against the Bengals. I'm gonna take the ravens you're gonna take the ravens to win by six. Yes. Six or against Cleveland? Baltimore does need a win to make the playoffs. In fact, I don't even think they're a cinch. If they win it. But the ravens have really surged at the end of the year, you wanna give us a reason why you're taking him over the Browns. The I'm trying to recall who the just played, but they play the chargers. Yeah. They beat the chargers in LA and stopped up. Yeah. When they changed to Lamar. Lamar Jackson Jackson. Yeah. The Cadillac from Louisville played very well the defensive stout. That secondary is second-to-none defense might be the best in football. Yeah. I agree with that. And I I just think Harbaugh is Harbaugh in my mind is the coach of the year. I mean, his when he lost his quarterback flacco they put in Jackson and the running a single wing option because they had to do something because Jackson's not the greatest passer, and it's working, and I think you're correct to. So if you are correct will be back with us on Friday of next week. I like his pick. Also, what do you think Mike? Yeah. That's a Baltimore wins. They win division. It's over if they lose the they're dumb. So it's they have to win to make the playoffs. They don't really have a chance to make the wildcard they have to win the division. And they would if they win that game there, obviously playing really well five and one with Amar Jackson at quarterback, they're averaging two hundred and twenty yards rushing since he started at quarterback, which is unheard of in the NFL their running an option type offense kind of like it. It's like the old single Wang. Really? I mean, which they put into play to his strengths because he's a good runner. And it's not like he can't throw. I mean, he was a record setting quarterback at Louisville that the strength of their team is nobody scored out of just giving up no points. Cleveland playing. Well, they've won five of their last six games as well. With their only loss coming at Houston. And from everything we've heard her they're really motivated here because if they win they clinched their first winning season since two thousand seven so while they can't go to the playoffs. It's a big game for Cleveland as well. That's a tough call either way for me. I think it's gonna be a closer game than people think. I really do. I don't see Baltimore running away with it in that game. Okay. Time to get to pick from Mike which game. You wanna hear the lineup? Let's look at. Let's look at college Purdue game for tomorrow, the Purdue Purdue and Auburn that's the music city bowl. And that must mean that it's in Nashville Purdue and Auburn and Auburn is favored by three over Purdue. What about Anna just a couple of quick NFL on the green Detroit game? Green Bay in Detroit that game of course at Lambeau Field. The Packers are favored in that game. It's up to eight now Green Bay's favored by and then the last one my buffalo Miami in buffalo. The bills at home are favored by four and a half. Okay. I'm gonna go back to college. And I'm gonna use Purdue tomorrow to take Purdue against Auburn. Give us a reason as I said, you know, last week weeks prior bulls are a lot about motivation who wants to be there who doesn't wanna be there. I think Purdue is surging right now. I really do they play that are very good season. They started on three. If you remember they really had to work to get to ball and they played well throughout the season. They had a couple of letdowns after they beat Ohio State. They had a letdown. They had a couple of big wins. And they had a let down after that. Otherwise, they played quite well all season. They thought their coach was going to Louisville after the season was over. And he's staying I think that's a huge boost for them into this bowl game with him staying just positive energy around the program. I think auburn's the direct opposite. Auburn was expected to be you know, there were top ten team. There was talk about college playoffs possibly for that team. They ended up seven and five they were the last two years they were in the peach bowl, and I believe the Sugar Bowl. Now. They're they're playing in a lower tier bowl. They they have. They've only beaten one team that's bowl eligible since week one. They beat Washington week one in a close game since the only team they've beaten that's bowl. Eligible is Texas am maybe twenty eight twenty four they were down twenty four to fourteen in that game with six minutes left in the game. And they. Got completely destroyed yardage y so they got lucky in that game. They're just not playing. Well, their quarterback has already declared for the draft. He's gonna play in this game. But he declared for the draft already. So we know that's coming. Malzahn, not a good bowl coach there one in four. They he lost his offensive coordinator who on its way to Kansas already. I just think there's more continuity and positive energy with with Purdue they're playing well. And I wouldn't be surprised if Auburn gets down they just they just tank it Purdue roles in that game. Okay. That's expec. Mike asked about the Packer game. I don't know about actually I do know about the spread. This is not my pick. But you guys want to go to a Packer game in the tickets on the resale market, or inexpensive, you want see a pay somebody. They're gonna kill the lights. Maybe I'm wrong about that. The Packers got the Mojo back in the lions with Patricia with the pencil behind his head. They're playing out the string. They only scored nine points. It I think Packers are gonna kill us on Sunday. But that's not the game. I'm going to I'm going to go to a game that just stands out to me. And a lot of people are going to say that this is wrong. You can't go by the motivation thing and all of that nonsense. I've got a blow out in the NFL. I've got a team that I think is gonna win by thirty points. I'm going to go to the game between the raiders and the chiefs in Kansas City Kansas City at homeless favor. By thirteen and a half. The game is actually meaningful for Kansas City. They still need a win in order to clinch the division. They don't want to be a wildcard team after the season that they had the raiders got their win the last maybe the last game ever in Oakland that was the game last week. Now, they have to go to Kansas City Kansas City lost last week to Seattle, but they played very very hard and a game. There was critical for Seattle the Mahomes offense actually did move the ball against Seattle is very very good defense. I was impressed with them and their loss. Think they're going to bounce back at home in Kansas City. And I think they're going to destroy the raiders, I'm laying a lot of points. But I don't care Oakland's going to phone it in Kansas City has every reason to win this game. The only qualifier that I have is it's late afternoon game. And they might be doing some scoreboard watching and all that. I just don't think it matters. I think they're going to win big. And they take out the raiders by a lot of points and quick thoughts on my game there. Yeah. No. It's a lot of points. But I agree with all your reasoning. I think Oakland got their big win. Potentially their final game ever and Oakland last week as a Monday night. So you got a short week for them. Kansas City back at home alpha loss, you know, last night Oakland had a big win at home of the three weeks ago went to Pittsburgh, then they turned around lost by two touchdowns at Cincinnati on the road. So I think it sets up I think it sets up nights Kansas City wins. They win the division if they lose they can drop all the way to the wildcard. So it's a huge game for them. I wouldn't be surprised if they roll in that game. Just as you mentioned. Yeah. I mean Kansas City ends up a wildcard team after the season they had to be very very disappointing. They have a lot of talent and the Mahomes offenses against a poor defense unstoppable. So I think they won't be stopped. All right. We'll talk to Mike next week. Mike my lead American sports sandals. Madison. A contest is sponsored by Tom Bank. Wisconsin's for business recapping the picks real quickly. I had the chiefs to beat the raiders by fourteen or more policies. The Vikings beat the bears by five or more. Mike says Purdue either beats Auburn and by less than three in our audience contestant. Mike says the ravens meet the Browns by six or more for those of you who would like to take part in our? Current events quiz is going to resume after the break. Our."